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Love Makes Sweet Music / Feelin' Reelin' Squeelin'
Ayers (2:47) / Ellidge (2:27)
Polydor 56151 [UK], 2/67

produced by Kim Fowley, maybe Jimi on rhythm?
The 14 Hour Technicolour Dream(4/29/67)
Joy Of A Toy³ / Why Are We Sleeping?³
Ayers-Ratledge (2:40) / Ayers-Ratledge-Wyatt (3:32)
Probe 452, 11/68

 

Volume One
Probe CPLP-4500
11/68 BB [UK: 12/68]
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
Censored Cover

 
Censored Back Cover

Side One
Hope For Happiness Ayers-Hopper-Ratledge 4:20
Joy Of A Toy Ayers-Ratledge 2:49
Hope For Happiness (Reprise) Ayers-Hooper-Ratledge 1:37
Why Am I So Short? Ayers-Hopper-Ratledge 1:38
So Boot If At All Ayers-Ratledge-Wyatt 7:22
A Certain Kind Hopper 4:10
Side Two
Save Yourself Wyatt 2:25
Priscilla Ayers-Ratledge-Wyatt 1:05
Lullabye Letter Ayers 4:37
We Did It Again Ayers 3:46
Plus Belle Qu'une Poubelle Ayers 1:01
Why Are We Sleeping? Ayers-Ratledge-Wyatt 5:31
Box 25/4 Lid Hopper-Ratledge :47

Note: The album art underwent many censorship changes, see more at Discogs.

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Mike Ratledge-Lowrey Holiday De Luxe organ, piano (Box 25/4 Lid)
Kevin Ayers-bass, lead vocals (We Did It Again), spoken word (Box 25/4 Lid), backing vocals, piano (So Boot If At All)
Robert Wyatt-drums, lead vocals
with:
Hugh Hopper-bass (Box 25/4 Lid)
The Cake-backing vocals (Why Are We Sleeping?)
§Cover Art-Byron Goto, Henry Epstein
Produced by: Tom Wilson, Chas Chandler

 

Kevin Ayers to solo career

Hugh Hopper in from The Wild Flowers
 


Volume Two
Probe 4505
7/69 [UK: 4/69]
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side I: Rivmic Melodies
Pataphysical Introduction, Pt 1 Wyatt 1:00
A Concise British Alphabet, Pt 1 Hopper, arr Wyatt :10
Hibou, Anemone And Bear† Ratledge-Wyatt 5:58
A Concise British Alphabet, Pt 2 Hopper, arr Wyatt :12
Hulloder Hopper, arr Wyatt :52
Dada Was Here Hopper, arr Wyatt 3:25
Thank You Pierrot Lunaire Hopper, arr Wyatt :47
Have You Ever Bean Green? Hopper, arr Wyatt 1:23
Pataphysical Introduction, Pt 2 Wyatt :50
Out Of Tunes† Hopper-Ratledge-Wyatt 2:30
Side II
As Long As He Lies Perfectly Still Ratledge-Wyatt 2:30
Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening Hopper 2:30
Esther's Nose Job:    
  Fire Engine Passing With Bells Clanging Ratledge 1:50
  Pig Ratledge 2:08
  Orange Skin Food Ratledge 1:52
  A Door Opens And Closes Ratledge 1:09
  10:30 Returns To The Bedroom Hopper-Ratledge-Wyatt 4:14
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Mike Ratledge-Lowrey Holiday De Luxe organ, flute†, piano, harpsichord (Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening)
Hugh Hopper-bass, acoustic guitar (Dedicated To You But You Weren't Listening), alto sax
Robert Wyatt-drums, percussion, lead vocals
with:
Brian Hopper-soprano & tenor sax
§Cover Art-Byron Goto, Henry Epstein
Produced by: Michael Jeffrey

Note: Despite Side II beeing labeled Ester's Nose Job, the first two songs are not part of that piece (wiki)
 


Third
Columbia G-30339
10/70 [UK: 6/70] #18
Full Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Facelift* Hopper 18:54
Side Two
Slightly All The Time Ratledge 18:14
Side Three
Moon In June Wyatt 19:18
Side Four
Out-Bloody-Rageous Ratledge 19:17
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Mike Ratledge-Hohner Pianet, Lowrey organ, piano
Hugh Hopper-bass
Robert Wyatt-drums, vocal (Moon In June, also uncredited keyboards)
Elton Dean-sax, saxello (except Moon In June)
with:
Lyn Dobson-flute, soprano sax (Facelift)
Nick Evans-trombone (Slightly All The Time, Out-Bloody-Rageous)
Jimmy Hastings-flute, clarinet (Slightly All The Time, Out-Bloody-Rageous)
Rab Spall-violin (Moon In June)
§Cover Design-John Hays; Photo-Jurgen D Ensthaler
Produced by: The Soft Machine

Note: *Recorded live at at Fairfield Hall Croydon Jan 4, 1970 and at Mothers Club Birmingham, Jan 11, 1970
Moon In June was the last Soft Machine composition with lyrics
 


Fourth
Columbia C-30754
6/71 [UK: 2/71] #32
Back Cover

Side One
Teeth Ratledge 9:15
Kings And Queens Hopper 5:02
Fletcher's Blemish Dean 4:35
Side Two
Virtually, Pt 1 Hopper 5:16
Virtually, Pt 2 Hopper 7:09
Virtually, Pt 3 Hopper 4:33
Virtually, Pt 4 Hopper 3:23
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Mike Ratledge-organ, piano
Hugh Hopper-bass
Robert Wyatt-drums
Elton Dean-sax, saxello
with:
Mark Charig-cornet
Nick Evans-trombone
Jimmy Hastings-flute, clarinet
Alan Skidmore-sax
Roy Babbington-double bass
§Cover Design-Bloomsbury Group; Photo-Campbell MacCallum
Produced by: The Soft Machine

 

Newport Jazz Festival(7/4/71) Cancelled

Robert Wyatt to solo career


Links!  

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Robert Wyatt web site
Kevin Ayers web site

 


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